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Open source hardware: Birth of a long tail market?

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Matt Hartley @ Itmanagement has an interesting article about open source hardware (I found it because of the MAKE mention). Worth a read, post your thoughts in the comments –

With open source software becoming a household name, another open source movement that may one day see some fanfare is already taking shape. Open source hardware, which I once thought to be little more than a pipe dream left over from a bygone era, is proving to be a dream that it is very much alive and growing.

Open Source Hardware: Birth of a long tail market? Link.

Related:

  • Open source hardware, a start – Link.
  • Open source hardware @ MAKE – Link.
  • Open source hardware licenses – Link.

4 thoughts on “Open source hardware: Birth of a long tail market?

  1. In as society that is crippled so much by fear of the unknown (or unrecognizable in many cases) – i.e., all those cases of people being prevented from carrying harmless DIY stuff on airplanes – I’m not sure open-source hardware will have much of a future without some serious social reorganization.

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